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Daniel, an 8-year old who likes a classmate called Joy, discovers that she has developed feelings towards an ice cream scooper in his twenties. While trying to understand love, Daniel has to figure out the best way to prevent Joy from seeing the ice cream scooper.
Sila Goral
Director / Writer


Sila Goral is a Turkish filmmaker currently majoring in film production and minoring in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. She admires the capabilities of storytelling such as its inevitable influence on social structure and effects on the human thought process.


Despite being particularly interested in psychological dramas, Sila decided to challenge herself by creating Especially Joy, a romantic comedy she feels deeply connected to. In the future, Sila would like to pursue her dreams of becoming a director and keep exploring the emotional complexities of human nature.

Feyannie Hung



Originally from Taiwan, Feyannie Hung is a filmmaker inspired by the power and great influence that film can bring to society and human beings. Feyannie is currently studying Film Production at the University of British Columbia, her strengths are organization, social networking and producing which have all been demonstrated in different areas. She aspires to work with diversity and write and make films related to historical, cultural, societal, and environmental issues.


Will Dickson is a Hamilton Ontario native who came to Vancouver in 2016 to pursue his passion of filmmaking at the University of British Columbia. Will has worked as a freelance videographer for several years and has gained tons of experience across a wide variety of fields.


One day Will would like to own his own production company and tackle the commercial industry, but until then he will use his cinematography skills to shoot the upcoming short film Especially Joy.

Will Dickson
Director of Photography
Billy Christos
Daphne Hoskins
Steven Simpson
as Joy
as Liam
as Daniel
Jeff Cooper
as Daniel's Father
Edited by
1st Assistant Director
2nd Assistant Director

Script Supervisor
1st Assistant Camera
2nd Assistant Camera

Key Grip

Production Designer
Art Assistant

Sound Mixer

Boom Operator

Hair and Make Up
BTS Photographer
The Lady

Michelle Olson
Emiliano Urquiza
Emmanuel Eammannel
Eman Mahmood
Parth Arora
Liliya Roys
Noah Browne
Max Cutis
Melissa Lam
Jamie Mitri
Sebastian Hill-Esbrand
Gabriel Chan
Bryan Huang
Isabella Jaramillo
Melissa Lam
Jamie Mitri
Emily Dotson
Quentin Qiu
Isabella Jaramillo
Gurbir Grewal
Harley Maranan
Isabella Jaramillo
Harley Maranan
Rehmat Babbar
Melissa Lam
Jamie Mitri
Kalayna Kozak
Julian Dethomas
Shea Burns
Eva Chapman
Lyla Chapman
Ben Vaupotic
Gwyn Twitchett
Dylan Fletchers
Hannah Everettet